Former standout receives award for post-graduate success
Summer League (`00): Played in the Homestead Collegiate League.
As a Sophomore (`00): Began the season as the team's starting center fielder. Defensive play kept him in the line-up. Had an outstanding ninth inning play to save a 1-0 victory over Boston College. Almost duplicated the play twice more during the season, one in the regional tournament. Developed a knack for getting on base. Was hit a school record 25 times. His team leading .479 on base percentage moved him from the ninth spot to the lead-off spot. Had a career high four hits versus Hofsta (3/11) and a career high four RBIs versus Campbell (5/5). Hit two doubles against Campbell (5/6). Had 13 games with two or more hits. Hit homers against Monmouth, Georgia State, Wright State, and Stetson. Held a .352 batting average through the first week of May.
As a Freshman (`99): Played in 38 games with 14 starts. Had four multiple-hit games. Best games were against Campbell 2-for-3, with a run and an RBI and against Jacksonville 2-for-4, two runs and an RBI.
High School: Played for Bill McClain at Miami Sunset Senior High School. A two-time First Team All-City honoree. Two year scholar athlete.
Summer League (`98): Played for Alex Diaz and the Knights American Legion team. Was a three-time MVP.
Personal: Exercise Science major. Son of Jose and Maria Somarriba. Born December 11, 1979 in Miami, FL.